This site contains information about the science of music, its origins, its effects. Musical instruments, the sounds of nature. Music exists before man and it will exist forever in the form of praise to the God Yahweh (scribe Valdemir Mota de Menezes)
Musicology (Greek: μουσική mousikē = "music" and -λογία -logia (-logy) = "the study of", from λόγος logos = "word" or "reason") is the scholarly study of music.
The word is used in narrow, broad and intermediate senses. In the
narrow sense, musicology is confined to the music history of Western culture.
In the intermediate sense, it includes all relevant cultures and a
range of musical forms, styles, genres and traditions. In the broad
sense, it includes all musically relevant disciplines and all
manifestations of music in all cultures. The broad meaning corresponds
most closely to the word's etymology, the entry on "musicology" in Grove's dictionary, the entry on "Musikwissenschaft" in Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart, and the classic approach of Adler (1885).
Traditionally, historical musicology has been considered the largest
and most important subdiscipline of musicology. Today, historical
musicology is one of several large subdisciplines. Historical
musicology, ethnomusicology, and systematic musicology are approximately
equal in size - if numbers of active participants at international
conferences is any guide. Systematic musicology
includes music acoustics,the science and technology of acoustical
musical instruments, physiology, psychology, sociology, philosophy and
computing. Cognitive Musicology is the set of phenomena surrounding the computational modeling of music.